Idea #91 from the EYE2018 Report

In order to create truly sustainable cities, the EU should support municipalities in developing a new kind of approach that meets the needs of all generations, from children and adolescents, to adults and the elderly, using a smart and efficient public transport, based on emission-free solutions, and sharing such as enhanced bicycles and car-sharing. Furthermore, benefits or subsidies could be used to create large pedestrian areas and more bicycle lanes, including better infrastructure to park bikes safely, and creating more traffic-free zones. Thirdly, the price of public transport should be affordable to everyone. For instance, the EU could support a unified ticket system for public transport in big cities, with apps that provide real-time schedules and flexible routes on demand. Today, more than two-thirds of Europeans live in towns and cities, according to the European Commission. The problems within these cities concern limited space, traffic, pollution and a lack of green areas. The above proposals aim to make public transport more attractive.

Please answer

1. Why and how would this idea benefit young people?

2. Which groups in society would be impacted by this idea, and how can their different interests be accommodated?

3. What would be the practical steps to implement this idea in your town, your region, your country and/or at the level of the EU?

Share your answers

Please try to be as concrete as possible when answering the questions, the more in depth you go the more impactful your answers will be!

Comments

Report on Smart cities  Act “glocally”: make the city councils concious about their importance in the change for a better future. We believe that an inversion in public transport should be made in order to have an electric fleet, sharply reducing the CO2 emissions  Smart App: with two differenciated parts, the first one would be an online public transport directory in which the user may be able to access the buses, bikes, scooters, rental of electric cars, shared cars…to get information about stops, timetables, accidents or traffic jams. The second part would need a GPS in order to jump from your local directory to the map and transport of any other city among the European Union. The payment and rental would be done through the app  “Charge it” The posibility of charging your app inside the buses, cars or stops to avoid loosing time searching for a charging spot  “Red-green” Intelligent trafics lights, with sensors to modificate it’s cadence depending on the traffic and pedestrians in the zone

Votes: 9